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Margot Robbie attends the "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn" World Premiere at the BFI IMAX on January 29, 2020 in London, England.

Ever since the controversy between Johnny Depp and now ex-wife Amber Heard began, fans have wondered if Mr. Depp would return to his long-time role of the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Now after much debate and speculation, it has been confirmed that as of right now no. 

According to Cinema Blend, this was confirmed by the franchise’s current producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who was asked directly if there was a chance that fans could see Johnny return at some point. Bruckheimer left the future up for debate, but as of right now his answer was no. There are reportedly two scripts in the works for the new film. One where we may see Birds of Prey star Margot Robbie in a Jack Sparrow type role, and a script without the female actress. 

It has been nearly twenty years since the series started back in 2003 now reaching what would be the sixth film in the franchise which has made four and a half billion USD in total across the five films. However, now fans worry that without the beloved character of Jack Sparrow, an iconic character in the Pirates films, the series wouldn’t feel the same way it used to. 

All of this is on top of Johnny Depp saying during his current court trial during a cross-examination that there is little Disney could offer him to take the role back. So despite some fans wishing to see Depp return, it’s more than unlikely that we will see the films continue without him. However, as for the character itself, that has yet to be revealed what the staff in charge has in store. 

Until then all we have is time to theorize what the next time could feature as we wait for developments on the next installment to the action/adventure saga that is Pirates of the Caribbean.

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